The Census: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver discusses the census, why it matters, and the consequences of an undercount.
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  • She said Zip drives John, please get you facts right.

    djtomoydjtomoy9 時間 前
  • Every state should have the same amount of vote. If every state has the same importance to the union they should all carry the same weight. If not states should be allowed to leave the union and for as they please.

    Horatio WeaverHoratio Weaver13 時間 前
  • Well dip shit Johnny boyo the 2nd amendment says this...A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed... and and ass bags keep fucking with my(a law abiding citizens) right that shall not be infringed. It doesn't say infringed a little or a lot. It says shall not be infringed. So let not quote the constitution until we quote and live by all the amendments. Mmmkay.

    Horatio WeaverHoratio Weaver13 時間 前
  • Now I want fudge

  • Let us pause and reflect, if for only a moment and wish, for the world is in chaos and reeks of drugs and crime, death and disorder. But, in the depth of secrecy a full-scale war has already been launched against factions worse than ever before seen and is run hidden by a shadowy government faction of heroes. Soon, they will launch phase two of an all-out war. One only need look to the sky and see it beginning! A struggle for humanity begins an all-out war! A draft is taken of well-defined lines for the elite in its cause! Hooray! I believe this current criminal element is as big as a third World War. Why not start up uniforms? What? Am I measuring funny? We deserve a fighting chance and well-defined lines beyond a police call!

    Belial FrellonBelial Frellon8 日 前
  • ok but everytime i hear about disney i get increasingly more angry at disney at the moment it is bad enough that when i see mickey mouse i get a strange feeling i need to scream at the sky

    mitch dorsmanmitch dorsman11 日 前
  • "Like if batman told interesting facts about bats" the hero 2020 needed.

    Madison TaylorMadison Taylor15 日 前
  • 어떤호수

    somi parksomi park20 日 前
  • I am a non immigrant living in the US. I don’t understand why it should be morally or legally wrong to ask for visa/ citizenship. If you are here legally, you shouldn’t be worried.

    MitulMitul21 日 前
  • please upload high resolution picture of stay up late by brian swords, i'm want to use it as wallpaper for my computer, please please please. I love that painting

    Saniya 666Saniya 666ヶ月 前
  • Census man is the hero we needed but didn't deserve

    Human Highlight ReelHuman Highlight Reelヶ月 前
  • I am Asgardian!

    злойзлойヶ月 前
  • Americans are so weird, blindly trusting corporation with any private info but mistrusting government employees

    Galaxia7Galaxia7ヶ月 前
  • Asking his name is way too personal? Well, he must be fun to talk to at parties!

    Alden MelcerAlden Melcerヶ月 前
  • I don’t see the problem with libertarians being excluded from the census. Clearly they don’t want to be represented. In fact, I don’t see the problem with them being excluded from the citizenship or from existence.

    Wiryan TirtarahardjaWiryan Tirtarahardjaヶ月 前
  • FFS America, your voting should not be based on your census results. You have ID numbers for everyone given at birth, if not you should have. You should have a record of every US citizen alive of voting age, no matter if they voted or filled in a census. Use that and stop pissing about.

    LLヶ月 前
  • Just watched this and my name is Aidan... Laughed my ass off when he said that I had a slow butt.

    Gabriel HeidtGabriel Heidtヶ月 前
  • What questions was Trump even ASKED in the AMA?!!

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיヶ月 前
  • “Telling strangers my name is an invasion of privacy, let me just tell the entire world everything I believe in and the way me and my house look”

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיヶ月 前
  • Maybe she meant the babies grew up?

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיヶ月 前
  • we have $50,000,000 for you sir, can you verify your indentity? so we can transfer it to the correct account that guy answering the door - that's unconstitional, as you can see i already live at the playboy mansion and i'm in the middle of taking over amazon and apple

    pepe the frog poops on right wingerspepe the frog poops on right wingersヶ月 前
  • remember when we all thought, nutjobs saying the census is a scheme to get peoples data was the worst that could happen with these people? Huh, it really was a simpler time back then.

    Original WolfOriginal Wolfヶ月 前
  • Census woman: What's your name? "That's way too personal information." Starbucks: What's your name? "John"

    Lesiqa JeniLesiqa Jeniヶ月 前
  • I am so grateful to be alive today. My girlfriend saved my life last night. This is a selfie I took in the emergency room after having a severe allergic reaction to almonds. I went into anaphylaxis, meaning my face, my lips, my eyes, my tongue, and my throat all started swelling up rapidly, making it almost impossible for me to breathe. I also had a rash all over my entire body, and I was extremely red. Staying alive had never felt more difficult. At one point, my nasal passage was completely blocked, and it was getting more and more difficult to breathe. They shot me up with Benadryl, steroids, they gave me a breathing tube, and even other stuff that I can’t even remember, and it caused all of the swelling and the rash to go away. Because this was a severe allergic reaction, I need to continue taking steroids and Benadryl for the next week, because it is possible that the allergic reactions could come back at any point over the next week. The steroids and Benadryl make me feel like a zombie, and I really want to take care of my health, so this will be my main focus over the next week. I want to thank my amazing girlfriend, who made the decision to take me to the emergency room the second I started feeling itchy. I was hesitant about going, because I didn’t even want to believe this was actually happening. If it weren’t for my girlfriend driving me to the emergency room only minutes after eating the almonds, there is a good chance that I wouldn’t have made it according to the doctor. This has been without a doubt the hardest few days of my life, but I also look at them as the most important few days of my life. These moments have reminded me about what’s really important in life, and it has made me so grateful to even be here on this earth. I will be prioritizing my health over the next week, and I’ll post updates about how I feel. Thank you all for being patient during these difficult times. This week has been NUTS (too soon for jokes? 😅)

    heid showsheid showsヶ月 前
  • 15:46 "... Despite president Trump's decision to back off from the citizenship question..." You mean when he flat out *LOST HIS CASE IN FRONT OF THE SUPREME COURT?!?* This is the problem with modern news media: no matter whose side they claim to be on, they simply cannot bring themselves to tell the truth.

    Spurious LathosSpurious Lathosヶ月 前
  • *laughs in greatly enjoys filling out surveys*

    Persephone D'AndreaPersephone D'Andrea2 ヶ月 前
  • Do we need to redo the bathroom with toilets for groups to observe social distancing?

    Kelland ChenKelland Chen2 ヶ月 前
  • Lol I remember that 80s commercial.... And now im sad because of that

    Tim LienauTim Lienau2 ヶ月 前
  • Census vs. gerrymandering.

    Gregory SGregory S2 ヶ月 前
  • In the 80s i wasn't born yet and I'm not even American, but that 1980 Census commercial makes me feel nostalgic and warms my heart. You can feel the optimism and the happiness of a simpler time

    pampillonepampillone2 ヶ月 前
  • Gonna be honest, I think this show is better without the live audience. It was so jarring coming back and hearing laughter when I was used to the jokes speaking for themselves

    ThatGingerOneThatGingerOne2 ヶ月 前
  • was half expecting the census baby woman to call on Dor-o-thy from the land of Oz.

    denyingdestructiondenyingdestruction2 ヶ月 前
  • Batman got offered and that's y we he synthesized corona virus and blamed it on china.

    Yashasva JainYashasva Jain3 ヶ月 前
  • I always knew Trump is an idiot but wow this show has really shows just how much of an ass he is. Ugh how did we LET this happen AND I hope the world will forgive us.

    Chris ScerboChris Scerbo3 ヶ月 前
  • America: Home to the biggest tech companys of the world and to the silicon valley. The biggest drone army in the world. Also America: Severly outdated system to keep track of your population in order to garanty " 'MuricAN FreDoM!1!!".

    Links-Gut-Versiffter GrünmenschLinks-Gut-Versiffter Grünmensch3 ヶ月 前
  • Who else think that the census song at 0:29 is very much an earworm? I mean, it's really beautiful and somewhat wholesome but it's been stuck in my head for the better part of a week

    Adriel SebastianAdriel Sebastian3 ヶ月 前
  • You can tell that census worker has heard it all before because she barely bats an eye when that jackoff starts talking rubbish.

    uosdwiSrdewoHuosdwiSrdewoH3 ヶ月 前
  • What was he talking about? What's with him and toilets? That man's brain has long since atrophied due to lack of use.

    uosdwiSrdewoHuosdwiSrdewoH3 ヶ月 前
  • Damn right I don't want to engage with the census. I have a smartphone. The man already has the information he says he needs.

    Joey ConnerJoey Conner3 ヶ月 前
  • “’s against the law...” Trump Administration: “Laws?! Wat ar doooooooos”

    Isaac RobertsIsaac Roberts3 ヶ月 前
  • There's an update to this only available in america, what's the craic? Can someone fill me in?

    Moxie LoftonMoxie Lofton3 ヶ月 前
  • I think most houses have 2 or 3 toilets 😂😂

    Shireen TibiyaShireen Tibiya3 ヶ月 前
  • city's don't know the name of each person living there? how do you know who did or didn't pay taxes? don't people have to have a birth sertivicate? does the city even know who buy's the houses it has? and if froud is commited some how, why does the system thinks sending an old lady from door to door is going to capture that?as an outsider, this makes no census to me at all.

    luc .zluc .z3 ヶ月 前
  • How is a name “too personal”? They clearly don’t have any friends lol

    Caroline CookeCaroline Cooke3 ヶ月 前
  • Fun fact: it’s illegal to not complete the census in Canada. Sometimes, when people are intentionally belligerent about not answering, the RCMP goes with the census worker to ensure it’s filled out properly

    Alex M-EAlex M-E3 ヶ月 前
  • I just did it on line. The only things on the form: name, address, date if birth, people in the home, do you own or rent, race and THAT IS IT. NO OTHER QUESTIONS ARE ASKED.

    Judith RapierJudith Rapier3 ヶ月 前
  • Blowmaha

    Saul ContrerasSaul Contreras3 ヶ月 前
  • So any reason the turd wants to manipulate the census. Gives them more money and representation to steal. Vote for a clown you'll get the whole circus. HURRY HURRY STEP RIGHT UP "PUTIN" YOU FIRST. Time to flush this orange turd clown. Don't forget to audit all politicians and elected officials. You might want to look at the appointed officials too. And so much for your rights huh ROE VS WADE. Time to reset PUT THE A BACK IN MERICA and stop being naive. Boost immune systems and be safe. I don't need to see a bear shit in the woods to know he shits in the woods. But I do have that video too.

    Fertile DirtFertile Dirt3 ヶ月 前
  • Canada has been including a citizenship question in their census since 1901. Nobody died.

    André LeclercAndré Leclerc3 ヶ月 前
  • I'm not a huge fan of redistribution of services. Small towns are always the losers.

    pikeman80pikeman804 ヶ月 前
  • Filling out now. Cutting it a little too close. Thanks John!

    jbjb6000jbjb60004 ヶ月 前
  • The census information is NOT confidential! They said the same thing 80 years ago when they used the census to round up the Japanese population and put them internment camps. Do you really trust Trump enough to tell them you're hispanic or muslim or anything other than a white christian?

    Brad ZahnBrad Zahn4 ヶ月 前
  • So why is it that Donald Trump and the Republicans want or wanted the census to be done electronically on “the computers of the world”, and they do not want our presidential voting etc. to be done in the same manner?

    Dr. Jason FieldingDr. Jason Fielding4 ヶ月 前
  • Fuck you John Oliver

    Bigfoot ain't realBigfoot ain't real4 ヶ月 前
    • Bigfoot ain't real I mean.... there’s definitely a reason I want government to create new laws. Laws are there to make sure that unjust actions don’t go unpunished. Our world is constantly evolving, so the set of laws written decades ago aren’t going to be able to fix modern problems. If we had always just lived by the laws that were in place and nothing ever changed, black people would still be enslaved, women wouldn’t be able to vote, etc. I just don’t see why that’s a problem?

      ThatLaurenThingThatLaurenThing4 ヶ月 前
    • I'm not trying to change anyone's mind ! I can't help but wonder 🤔 why someone would want MORE government ? MORE over reach ? and MORE LAWS ? ,,,, Inforce the laws you have on the books ! you don't need to create more !

      Bigfoot ain't realBigfoot ain't real4 ヶ月 前
    • @ThatLaurenThing I do NOT want sheep on my side !

      Bigfoot ain't realBigfoot ain't real4 ヶ月 前
    • No problem! I’m curious, what are they dictating you can’t have in your home?

      ThatLaurenThingThatLaurenThing4 ヶ月 前
    • @ThatLaurenThing I'm sorry I'm I came off angry or aggressive , but I take GREAT measure to stay out of everyone's business , so when some god damn politician says he's coming to my house ! And DICTATE what I can have in my own home ! No way !

      Bigfoot ain't realBigfoot ain't real4 ヶ月 前
  • john oliver canonically pees and poos in different toilets.

    Amari BoxillAmari Boxill4 ヶ月 前
  • If they only knew the real challenges we face in 2020 🤦🏾‍♀️

    New NaturalNew Natural4 ヶ月 前
    • He forgot covid

      jmwloup5110jmwloup51103 ヶ月 前
  • So here's a question: Why do you ask for racial ethnicity at all? In any survey? Weird way of trying to get rid of racism you've got there America. You have a boner for everything race-related. Regards, everybody in Europe

    Kalevi HagqvistKalevi Hagqvist4 ヶ月 前
  • Please don't lump in all libertarians with sovereign citizens. We just want weed, guns and less taxes.

    R LangerR Langer4 ヶ月 前
  • I hated (but tolerated) the laugh tracks before, but getting the show without laugh tracks now makes them even more obnoxious when going back. I don’t need to be told when something is supposed to be funny.

    Liliana BrayLiliana Bray4 ヶ月 前
  • John , the idiot, as long as johns lips move he has a job...

    59vaughn59vaughn4 ヶ月 前
  • Fun fact: You're required by law to fill out the census. Says so right on the thing.

    Dylan StrasserDylan Strasser4 ヶ月 前
  • Just finished working for the Census. Let me tell you, I've had so many people who make collecting information a living hell.

    Brad LeBrad Le4 ヶ月 前
  • Sorry John, but the Libertarians are RIGHT on this issue (they had the idea in 2010 of "Census on a Postcard" with ONE QUESTION: "How many people live at this residence?"THAT IS THE ONLY FUCKING QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ASKED IN THE CENSUS! PERIOD!). As for me, I am "opting-out" this census! I do NOT wish to be counted (or found!), or have ANY data collected about me, where I live, what my age is, or ANY OTHER UN-FUCKING-CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION that the "Census Bureau" asks! If its beyond, "Hoe many people live at this residence?", IGNORE IT! If the Census Worker is persistent, SET THEM ON FIRE! ;)

    Atheistically YoursAtheistically Yours4 ヶ月 前
    • jesus christ

      ThatLaurenThingThatLaurenThing4 ヶ月 前
  • I'll tell you how many live in my home other than that fuck off and get the hell off my property you're trespassing.

    towtruckAJtowtruckAJ4 ヶ月 前
  • The American Community Survey is part of the Census, and how many toilets you have is part of it, among many other detailed questions about dwellings. Whether Trump was talking about that branch of Census survey taking is questionable, but it's a real thing.

    MarkBTWMarkBTW4 ヶ月 前
  • I can go on, enter the street address, and get the name, age, month and year of birth, previous addresses, phone numbers, and relatives/associates of anybody living there. Sheesh people, do you really think your data is not already out there?

    Alexandra DixonAlexandra Dixon4 ヶ月 前
  • I love fudge

    kerry nichollskerry nicholls4 ヶ月 前
  • i use internet on computers of the world.....

    John Akhil SabuJohn Akhil Sabu4 ヶ月 前
  • John Oliver is douche! Thank you!

    james drobnykjames drobnyk4 ヶ月 前
  • Back in 2016, Australia tried to conduct the cenus online. It did not work. The website crashed.

    Audrey RajAudrey Raj4 ヶ月 前
  • 8:25 *GOD!!* FOR ONCE MAKE SENSE! Every fucking time he opens his mouth i feel VIOLATED! Made dumber by his noncohesive ramblings!! WHY THE F IS HE STILL AROUND!? WHY AMERICA WHY!?

    Miguel SanchezMiguel Sanchez4 ヶ月 前
    • @Rick Wolf Amen

      Miguel SanchezMiguel Sanchez3 ヶ月 前
  • When I see the way people act about the Census, I'm convinced that very few Americans have ever read the Constitution.

    Magnificent FailureMagnificent Failure4 ヶ月 前
  • Decade starts in 2021.... or 2020 second half, if we're to compromise. Who the heck cares about grouping them into the historical notions of divvying up the 20th century's decades? Stats Can does the Canadian census every 5 years, though I don't think its as comprehensive as the US one.

    JarrettJarrett4 ヶ月 前
  • Warms my heart to hear so many people laughing at trump

    RainsplashRainsplash4 ヶ月 前
  • #savethechildren.

    lostc0zlostc0z4 ヶ月 前
  • 15:49 I sorry, "President Trump's decision to back off"? He didn't decide anything, the courts stopped him.

    Peter MANOUPeter MANOU5 ヶ月 前
  • Am I a joke to you?

    Ayden ThrilkillAyden Thrilkill5 ヶ月 前
  • That toilet joke got me

    Carter ReidCarter Reid5 ヶ月 前
  • Census Man is all about asking people about their homes and identities... and he wears a mask, which is used to hide identity... Edit: Just heard the part about complete privacy and not disclosing identity for 70 years. That makes more sense

    HappyConstructorHappyConstructor5 ヶ月 前
  • Watching this before we get a part 2 in a couple weeks.

    James T. WellJames T. Well5 ヶ月 前
  • The Census “does not say their names or addresses”

    Peggy TrawickPeggy Trawick5 ヶ月 前
  • That is a president? sorry scratch that, That is a human? I have a bird who talks more sense than him! And it can't even talk!

    Sarthak RoySarthak Roy5 ヶ月 前
  • Once I tried musical chairs with my friends and when I sat on a chair, it folded. My asscheek had a huge gash. Damn chair ripped through my pants. My butt still has a small scar.

    Alexis YipAlexis Yip5 ヶ月 前
  • Wait, why would minority voters not fill out the census because of the citizenship question? They literally have to be citizens

    Joe BlowJoe Blow5 ヶ月 前
    • @Stephen2462 So they're too stupid to know that census info won't be used against them?

      Joe BlowJoe Blow5 ヶ月 前
    • Intimidation. Nobody with a brain trusts the current administration not to abuse the census. They don't have to be citizens, actually.

      Stephen2462Stephen24625 ヶ月 前
  • Why are the hamsters so bulgy? Why did I look?

    ExileOnDaytonStreetExileOnDaytonStreet5 ヶ月 前
  • “Oh you’ll notice something about the Census song” *Camera pulls out, mostly white ppl until a very stereotypical slightly racist representation of a Indigenous person is in the crowd* My ass: *realization* Ohh ohhhhhhh oh fuck oh noo ohhh fuck

    Nerdly ReviewsNerdly Reviews5 ヶ月 前
  • Maybe they should wait until Rona' is done with us first, before they start counting how many people are living in this country.

    floopy cfloopy c5 ヶ月 前
  • My gerrymandering project in 7th grade that no one cares about has meaning. YAY!

    Adam RabAdam Rab5 ヶ月 前
  • The cencus asked you about your ethnicity... it's even worst than citizenship!

    Cédric C.Cédric C.5 ヶ月 前
  • "the 2020 census is likely to be more difficult" you're right, but not for a single one of the reasons you listed.

    remi patton-elias johnsonremi patton-elias johnson5 ヶ月 前
    • @jmwloup5110 I think no one saw this coming. But Trump avoid counting some people using Covid as an excuse.

      forgivemanforgiveman2 ヶ月 前
    • He didn't see covid comming

      jmwloup5110jmwloup51103 ヶ月 前
  • 2020: you cannot count on mickey to do what's right because walt disney world is open in the middle of the worst pandemic since walt disney's childhood.

    Zak BZak B5 ヶ月 前
  • I think Americans these days fundamentally don't understand the concept of "State". If you're not even willing to identify yourself to a government official by your name, what the hell's the point?

    Sérgio AlvesSérgio Alves6 ヶ月 前
  • Fact: Bats can start a pandemic

    karthik kumarkarthik kumar6 ヶ月 前
  • 72 years is also approximately the amount of time it takes to become a citizen in this country. so by the time the person who was an undocumented child's census information is released, they have finally gotten their citizenship.

    birdn4t0rbirdn4t0r6 ヶ月 前
  • I miss November 2019

    SorasShadow1SorasShadow16 ヶ月 前
  • What about that librarian, his coworkers, the reporter and the camera operator

    Colin SutherlandColin Sutherland6 ヶ月 前
  • That was a good Friends reference

    tiara Jaxksontiara Jaxkson6 ヶ月 前
  • In Germany we're getting into the system when we're born. The parents have two weeks to tell the officials where the child is going to live. When you move somewhere else you have to register in your new town. Otherwise you can't vote in your new town. I don't understand how you guys have to do a census like this.

    isthisgood questionmarkisthisgood questionmark6 ヶ月 前
    • Wir haben trotzdem nen Zensus, 2021 dann wieder

      Firstname LastnameFirstname Lastnameヶ月 前
    • @birdn4t0r I don't. But I assume there would be plenty. Idk it's just normal for us. And you don't have any downsides really.

      isthisgood questionmarkisthisgood questionmark3 ヶ月 前
    • do you have any idea how many people would go absolutely shrieking batshit insane about that shit? the only people who have to tell the government where they go here is sex offenders, and on top of that association, there's a bunch of paranoid fucking nutjobs who hate the idea of any kind of registry.

      birdn4t0rbirdn4t0r3 ヶ月 前
    • Because they would have to reform something and reformation... isnt as popular in some parts of the USA as you would believe

      Mo2genMo2gen3 ヶ月 前
  • 12:15 ohhh it's against the law gee golly i guess i should just trust the government to follow the law and protect my privacy huh? fuck that im not filling out shit. im supposed to believe that if my state gets the funding that their actually going to HELP me?! lmaooo yeah fucking right

    symbolic503symbolic5036 ヶ月 前
  • “Provided the government’s website works properly.” *Me in 2020 after going through unemployment due to Covid* “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

    Ha1fricanHa1frican6 ヶ月 前
    • Hope everything is ok. 🙃

      Monika GondiMonika Gondiヶ月 前